Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in April 2005
Food Pyramid Leaves Users Hungry
Commentary  |  4/29/2005  | 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture published its new "food pyramid" earlier this week, a revolutionary guideline for eating that lets people customize the data to fit their age, body type and activity level. There was one little problem with the...
The Networking World Gathers In Las Vegas For N+I
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Scores of vendors have disclosed plans to introduce new products at the show, which also features seminars on wireless, security, and VoIP.
Skype Smartphone VoIP Beta Leaves Out The 'V'
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
Voice-over-IP (VoIP) vendor Skype this week released a beta of a version of client software for Windows Mobile smartphones but left out the voice capabilities.
Networking This Week: Beware The VoIP Boom?
News  |  4/29/2005  | 
VoIP is booming worldwide, so what could be the problem? Quality of service and other issues loom.
Trend Micro Forgets the Basics
Commentary  |  4/28/2005  | 
Antivirus software vendor Trend Micro over the weekend made a huge blunder when it published an update of its software that was incompatible with Windows XP SP2. The update was downloaded to thousands of Windows PCs, which promptly crashed or...
VoIP Providers Boom Worldwide
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
Canadian broadband equipment maker Sandvine says that more than 1,100 VoIP providers worldwide had opened shop by the first week of April.
Citrix Debuts SSL VPN With VoIP Support
News  |  4/28/2005  | 
Designed for tight integration with Citrix's Presentation Server, Access Gateway 4.0 provides users with secure access to hosted applications.
Netgear Targets European VoIP Market With Sipgate Alliance
News  |  4/27/2005  | 
Netgear is making a big push into the European voice over IP market through an just-announced alliance with sipgate, a VoIP provider serving Great Britain, Germany and Austria.
Beware Of VoIP Promises
News  |  4/26/2005  | 
Step One: Install VoIP gear. Step Two: Save bundles of cash. VoIP sure is simple, isn't it? That's the common view, anyway. VoIP is surrounded by so much hype
FalconStor Brings 64-Bit Capabilities To Its Products
News  |  4/25/2005  | 
FalconStor Software is now offering 64-bit versions of its products for Windows and Linux and has expanded its support for iSCSI and qualified its VirtualTape Library software for use with
Vendors Debut Security Gear and Gigabit And WLAN Switches
News  |  4/25/2005  | 
Networking vendors are getting a jump on next week's NetWorld + Interop show by launching new wireless, networking and security wares this week.
Six Myths About VoIP
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
Most everyone agrees that VoIP is the future of voice and data communications. But before you implement, consider these six common myths about the technology.
Alcatel Joint Venture Helps "Triple Play" Home Network Deployment
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
Alcatel and Motive Inc. have announced they will jointly develop and market software to enable service provider remote management of "Triple Play" home networking devices that deliver IP-based voice, video,
Motorola Ventures invests in Asylum Telecom
News  |  4/22/2005  | 
Motorola Inc. announced Friday (April 22) its Motorola Ventures investment arm has made a strategic minority investment in Asylum Telecom LLC, a global provider of turnkey Internet-based communication solutions.
Outsourcing Falling from Grace?
Commentary  |  4/21/2005  | 
Deloitte & Touche this week e-mailed just about every editor on our staff touting a new study which concludes that IT and business process outsourcing are "falling from favor with the world's largest organizations." It's not exactly headline news -...
Service Provider VoIP Gateway Market To Hit Nearly $1 Billion By 2009
News  |  4/21/2005  | 
Report says worldwide revenues will grow from $165 Million in 2003 to $986 Million in 2009.
Vonage Inks Deal For VoIP Monitored Security Systems
News  |  4/20/2005  | 
Signs a joint marketing agreement with Alarm.com to offer broadband VoIP subscribers telephony-independent monitored security systems.
Voice Over Broadband Traffic Skyrockets In Europe
News  |  4/20/2005  | 
Report says that total revenues are expected to hit $7 billion by 2008.
TalkSwitch Enables Both VoIP And Traditional Connections For Small Businesses
News  |  4/19/2005  | 
Centrepoint Technologies today released the TalkSwitch telephone system, which offers both voice over IP (VoIP) and traditional telephone connections to small businesses.
Verizon Chief Says Carriers Poised For Video Growth
News  |  4/18/2005  | 
Verizon Chairman and Chief Executive Ivan Seidenberg predicted that local-exchange carriers are poised to surpass cable-TV multisystem operators in reaching broad content deals with broadcast studios.
Zultys Debuts Device To Connect SMBs To Internet Telephony Service Providers
News  |  4/18/2005  | 
Media Exchange allow a business to connect to multiple Internet Telephony Service Providers, automatically directing calls to the least-expensive one.
EMC Blitzes High-End NAS Market With New Gateway
News  |  4/18/2005  | 
The Celerra NSX network-attached-storage gateway can accommodate up to eight X-Blades, for a maximum system capacity of 112 terabytes.
Cable Companies Need Reliability Lesson
Commentary  |  4/15/2005  | 
Cable operator Comcast Corp. has suffered three outages across its network since April 7, preventing users from accessing the Internet or e-mail for three to five hours at a time on some evenings. A spokeswoman from the cable giant said...
Networking This Week: VoIP Stays Hot
News  |  4/15/2005  | 
Security threats, happy enterprises, rocky road for Vonage...it was a busy week, once again, for VoIP.
High-tech Drops the Rebound
Commentary  |  4/14/2005  | 
Apparently, reports of the rebound of the high-tech industry are greatly exaggerated. The high-tech job sector lost nearly 60,000 jobs in the first quarter of 2005, the biggest drop since Q4 2003, according to a report issued earlier this week...
TalkFree Launches VoIP Service For The Developing World
News  |  4/14/2005  | 
PC-to-phone service will be offered through international channel partners.
One-Third Of Large Enterprises Favor Managed VoIP: Study
News  |  4/13/2005  | 
Forrester finds that interest in the technology is greatest among companies with over 20,000 employees.
Verisign Releases VoIP Service For Financial Services Industry
News  |  4/12/2005  | 
VeriSign, Inc.has launched a trial version of its PBX IP Connect managed voice over IP (VoIP) service tailored specifically to users in the financial services industry.
Is VoIP A Life-And-Death Matter?
News  |  4/12/2005  | 
VoIP holds out great benefits for enterprises and individuals alike --- but the technology is so new and insecure that its use may literally be life-threatening. Sounds like a National
Seven Tips For Avoiding Insider E-Mail Threats
News  |  4/11/2005  | 
How to stop your users from, knowingly or unknowingly, propagating spam and software infections.
VoIP Security Chief Warns of "Life And Death" Security Threats
News  |  4/11/2005  | 
VoIP Security Alliance Chairman says threats are increasing; emergency services, fire, and police may be targeted.
Alcatel President Germond Suddenly Steps Down
News  |  4/8/2005  | 
Philippe Germond, president and chief operating officer of France-based telecom equipment maker Alcatel, announced Friday (April 8) he would resign, amidst rumors of management unrest.
Networking This Week: VoIP Hits The Big Time
News  |  4/8/2005  | 
VoIP isn't just for the early adopters anymore, as AOL's new service shows. There's more VoIP news this week as well.
Market Analysis: Storage Security
News  |  4/8/2005  | 
You wouldn't hire any old security service to guard your company's important physical assets, would you? We outline areas of vulnerability and present questions to get you thinking about the
Workshare's Workshare Professional 4
News  |  4/8/2005  | 
This editing tool documents changes and simplifies version comparison. It also strips out metadata so you won't accidentally publish sensitive information.
Reality IT: Making the Peer-to-Peer Connection
Commentary  |  4/8/2005  | 
Working with IT colleagues from other companies can lead to technical successes at your own.
Managing a Video Network
News  |  4/8/2005  | 
Designing your network to deliver video effectively isn't easy. We walk you through the set-up steps, including video type and quality, encoding and delivery.
Storage Security Products
News  |  4/8/2005  | 
A range of products promise to keep your data residing in SANs and other storage infrastructures safe from pilfering. We looked at a variety of offerings to help you decide
Interactive Intelligence Upgrades SIP Proxy Server For VoIP
News  |  4/7/2005  | 
Targeted at distributed contact centers, large enterprises and service providers, Interaction SIP Proxy 3.0 offers security and device support enhancements.
AOL To Announce VoIP Details This Week
News  |  4/4/2005  | 
America Online, which announced its plans to offer Voice over IP services last month, will provide pricing and availability details later this week, possibly as soon as Thursday.
Cable Execs Say They're Not Blocking Outside VoIP
News  |  4/4/2005  | 
Would cable companies block independent Internet services like Voice over IP from their broadband offerings? Not a chance, according to some top execs who spoke at the National Cable &


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